I am finally in the market for a new desktop computer (yay!) but my budget is super-small (boo!). Currently I use a Dell desktop that is so old that it will up and die if I do anything more complicated than simple Maya models with no shading what so ever. I like making very complicated maps for Maya, but dang if I can’t see the result if I try to run Mentalray!!
Anyway, I don’t have the funds or time to have a computer built for me, and my needs are pretty simple: I need to be able to run CS3, Autocad 08, Maya 7, and Solidworks 08. I am a freelancer, and mostly work in tabletop and furniture, with a lot of interior design stuff thrown in, along with graphic design. Occasionally children exhibit projects and athletic footwear comes my way, but not often.
ANYWAY, I saw this on the J&R website:
The specs look good to me, but I can not find a review of this system anywhere. I have used an Acer flat screen monitor for the last few years and it has been fine. But a monitor is not a desktop.
So. What do you all think? Should I get it?
Oh, I don’t like laptops. I only use one if I need to for presentation purposes.